Honor America. Memorial Day weekend has arrived. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was an organic outgrowth of the Civil War as a springtime honoring of the fallen military dead. Unfortunately, for many if not most Americans today it is merely another work holiday, primarily noted for "Memorial Day Sales." The perverted concept of a "Memorial Day Sale" makes my gut turn.... The lack of appreciation for, or understanding of, Memorial Day is just one of the reasons I firmly believe America needs a national draft. People in this country need to be much more closely tied to a sense of dedication to our country, and a mandatory draft would serve that purpose. Everybody needs to be subject to a national draft, with only very few exceptions for significant physical or mental disability. That doesn't mean everyone needs to be drafted into the military. That choice should be up to the individual, same as now. I'm okay with service in something akin to the old Civilian Conservation Corps. But service and honor to our country, which is so glaringly lacking right now, may be borne of a mandatory draft requirement for all. Honor America.